second childhood

noun

Definition of second childhood

: dotage

Examples of second childhood in a Sentence

  1. an old man going through his second childhood

  2. whenever she makes a mistake, Grandmother just reminds everyone she's in her second childhood and children shouldn't be held accountable

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First Known Use of second childhood

1641

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SECOND CHILDHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

second childhood

noun

Definition of second childhood for English Language Learners

  • : a time when an old person whose mind is failing begins to behave like a child again


Medical Dictionary

second childhood

noun sec·ond childhood \ ˌsek-ᵊnd- \

medical Definition of second childhood

: dotage


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